I'm reaching out and trying to network for my & my children's benefits. I'm a mom of twin toddlers, the joy of my life! I have recently (6 months) left an abusive relationship and am now going through the divorce/custody battle. I struggle with all the emotions from joy & gladness of finally being free; to sadness, anger and frustration over the shared custody arrangment ordered by the court.
He was verbally abusive to us all three and I have documentation to prove (at least I thought) it. My attorney says my abuser skated just underneath the legal definition of abuse... so how do I fight for and protect my children from his maliciousness? Does anyone have any resources that put-downs, cursing, yelling, etc is verbal abuse or do I just have to be "the victim" and now allow my children to be the "victims" of his aggressive behavior?